Almost everyone has been the target of a scam at some stage in his or her lives, and many people have repeated, ongoing exposure to scam attempts. The aim of SCAMSTERS INC. is to provide you with information you need to Protect Yourself from scams, so you can recognise a set-up and avoid the hook and the inevitable sting of a scam. Its your Daily dose of Scams in your neighbourhood.its an Archive for all thats related to SCAMS,FRAUDs,Etc....

this Site

SCAMSTERS INC provides an Antiscam - Useful External links page to similar and related to Bangalore and rest of India. Finally, SCAMSTERS INC. provides advice for those who have fallen for the bait and been hooked at 'I've been scammed. What should I do?

Nigerian held for cheating engineer of Rs 3.5 lakh

The police on Saturday arrested a 29-year-old Nigerian national for allegedly cheating a software engineer who gave him Rs 3.5 lakh to
obtain $750,000 left behind by a businessman in Holland.

The arrested was identified as I Davidson of Nigeria.

According to the police, the software engineer Lakshmi Kantha Nayak, a native of Orissa, stayed in Velachery. He got an invite through a social networking site where a girl introduced herself to Nayak and the two soon became friends.

After two months, the girl, through the site, told Nayak that her father, a multi-millionaire, had died suddenly. He owned a huge firm, she said and wanted permission from Nayak to suggest his name to govern the firm. He accepted, Then, he got a mail from the Bank of Holland, saying he was the guardian for $750,000 owned by a businessman.

In his compalint to the Chennai police, Nayak said: "The mail asked me to send a document giving power of attorney status for transferring the money through consignment. I got another mail saying the consignment of money had landed at Mumbai port and was awaiting customs clearance. I went to Mumbai to give Rs 3.5 lakh as per the request from the Holland bank. I met Davidson there and gave him the money. He was with me when I opened the box. I was shocked to see black papers inside. The man said they had applied some chemical to the dollar notes to cheat customs and promised to reconvert them into dollars. He wore gloves, applied a chemical to a single black paper which then turned into a dollar note. To convert the rest of the papers, he asked Rs 10 lakh."

"I invited Davidson to Chennai to get Rs 5 lakh to buy the rare liquid and then told the police," said Nayak.

"This is a well-knit scam. They have groups in Mumbai and many north Indian cities. Now, they are moving down south," a senior police officer said.

"This may only be the tip of the iceberg. We will interrogate Davidson further to get more information," deputy commissioner of police, Adyar, C Sridhar said.

Davidson was remanded in judicial custody after being produced before a magistrate's court.



Post a Comment